Donation drive set for Support the Girls

HUNTINGBURG — The second annual Dubois County Donation Drive for Support the Girls has been announced by Samantha Knies Gray of Bretzville.

Gray will be collecting new and gently used bras, new underwear and menstrual hygiene products through the end of March to help drive the mission of I Support the Girls, a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes the aforementioned items to women and girls nationally and internationally through shelters, transitional housing, schools and other institutions.

Collection boxes will be located at the Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand, The Ferdinand News offices and at Fire Horse Yoga on the Square in Jasper. Donation pick-ups also can be arranged by contacting Gray via email at

A special donation event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Gray, a registered yoga instructor, will be teaching a free Yin/Yang yoga class for Free Fitness Friday at the YMCA in Ferdinand. The class is free to all and donations will be collected before and after the event. Following the end of the donation period in March, all items will be tallied and sent to the Indianapolis affiliate of I Support the Girls for distribution.

For more information on I Support the Girls and their mission, visit

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